THANK YOU SO MUCH to everyone who came out to support Don’t Frack With Denton and all of the films that premiered at last night’s UNT MFA Documentaries screening. If you couldn’t make it last night, no problem! We’re releasing our opening chapter of this ongoing story online today!
We especially want to thank our excellent documentary crew, David Goodman, Tuarean Hodge, Jakob Schwarz, Johnathan Paul, Robert Bowen and our fantastic UNT faculty advisors Tania Khalaf and Melinda Levin for all of their guidance and support.
Tuarean Hodge, Jakob Schwarz, Robert Bowen, Tania Khalaf, David Goodman, Johnathan Paul and Garrett Graham.
Enjoy this trailer for my next project, Don’t Frack with Denton, a documentary about the grassroots movement to ban fracking in Denton, Texas. The premiere is on May 8th, 2015 at the University of North Texas Department of Media Arts in room 184 at 7:00 pm. This screening is free and open to the public.
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Creative Resistance, a showcase for activist art, has chosen to spotlight my latest video of Puppets for the Planet performing “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?“, a humorous look at the serious dangers of fracking here in Denton, an everywhere else too. Coming soon: “Don’t Frack with Denton“.
In anticipation of my next documentary, Don’t Frack With Denton, here’s a fun little treat from Puppets for the Planet, a delightful group of artists and puppeteers lending their creative talent to the movement to ban fracking in Denton. On November 4th, 2014 the people of Denton will have their chance to vote on this issue. Until then, groups like Puppets for the Planet are getting the word out and having fun with it too.
Don’t Frack With Denton is a documentary film by Garrett Graham about the movement to ban fracking in Denton, Texas. It is being produced in partial fulfillment of the University of North Texas Master of Fine Arts degree in documentary filmmaking and will be completed in the spring of 2015.
This interview was originally published by the North Texas Daily on August 26th, 2014.
By Dalton LaFerney/Staff Writer
While Denton decides what to do about hydraulic fracturing in and around its neighborhoods, UNT graduate student and local documentarian Garrett Graham will film the proceedings and movements for his latest documentary, “Don’t Frack With Denton.”
Blockadia Rising: Voices of the Tar Sands Blockade will be screening on the opening night of the first Social Justice Film Festival sponsored by the Dallas Peace Center on June 3rd at 7:00 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff. I am very honored to be a part of this event. If you can’t make the screening you can always watch the film online but I find that rabble rousing for social justice is so much better with other people.
Reports From the Edge produced this wonderful mini-documentary about the SXSW premier of Above All Else that features interviews with the filmmakers and some of my Tar Sands Blockade friends who joined me at the premier in Austin. What a great night!
Reports From the Edge is produced by This American Land, the leading conservation news magazine program on public television stations nationwide – reporting on America’s landscapes, waters, and wildlife with stories that inform and entertain.